Rose and Jacob Szneler

A group of friends wanted to honor Marvin Szneler on a milestone birthday and were searching for a meaningful gift idea. They decided on a scholarship fund supporting youth participation in educational experiences in Eastern Europe and Israel. The fund, established through the Congregation Beth Shalom Foundation, is named in honor of Marvin’s beloved parents, Jacob and Rose Szneler. The Sznelers were Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Des Moines, Iowa in 1950 to start a new life following the war. The scholarships are available to members of the Kansas City and Des Moines communities and honor the continuing legacy of the Szneler family.